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Woking Borough Council and William Lacy Group: building on redundant land

The Rydens Way development provided 24 open market and 18 affordable eco-friendly homes ranging from one bedroom flats to four bedroom houses. The homes have been built on land that had previously been reserved as a bypass.

Where next for homelessness? - Swindon Council

"To date, the council has already found safe accommodation for 14 of the rough sleepers that have been staying at the Great Western Hotel"

Where next for homelessness? - Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

On 23 March the Government issued a directive to all councils to temporarily house all rough sleepers during the pandemic to keep them safe. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council placed 89 rough sleepers in hotel and B&B accommodation in just two days and housed a total of 138 across the entire period of lockdown.

What's new in housing?

Bolton Council has been producing a fortnightly housing update and has been circulating it to a wide audience including councillors, council staff and external partners.

Westminster: Psychological in-reach support into hostels

Rough sleepers are offered one-to-one psychological help in the London borough under an initiative that has also seen frontline professionals given training in supporting their clients.

West of England OPE Partnership: Small sites programme

The West of England is set to be the first area in the country to achieve formal adoption of a joint spatial plan

Wellingborough - Stanton Cross Sustainable Urban Extension

The Borough Council of Wellingborough is progressing the development of a 360 hectare Sustainable Urban Extension site. The development represents a £500 million investment, anticipated to create between six and seven thousand local jobs and 200 construction jobs. Investment in infrastructure totals £80 million and includes a new railway station and a new 1000 space car park.

Wealden District Council

Working with developers for the past two and a half years to unblock stalled developments.

Watford Borough Council: housing supply joint venture

The primary purposes of the partnership are to encourage housing supply, particularly social housing, and to advance the objectives of the Council and Watford Community Homes.

Watford Borough Council - Altering and adopting a housing allocation scheme

The Local Government Association commissioned Neil Morland & Co to work with Watford Borough Council, to alter their housing allocation scheme, known in Watford as the Housing Nominations Policy. This project took place from March – June 2019.